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Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos. Grazalema

Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos. Grazalema

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Located in a high valley over 800m in the Sierra del Endrinal and dominated by the magnificent rocky outcrop known as Peñon Grande, the pretty mountain village of Grazalema is most popular base for visitors to the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. The park is a vast protected area of rugged limestone mountains, which are famous for being the rainiest place in Spain. These high levels of precipitation account for the verdant vegetation in the surrounding countryside.
The limestone peaks of 1,500m around Grazalema are the first barriers that clouds from the Atlantic meet, causing plentiful rainfall. A unique microclimate has developed where a wide range of flora flourishes, such as the rare Spanish fir (pinsapo) that grows in the Sierra de Pinar close to Grazalema.

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CM Kwan09-Dec-2012 12:52
This is very nice, Jose! V
Gill Kopy08-Dec-2012 06:34
Wonderful contrast between the white buildings and threatening sky - super shot V
Jin Wu08-Dec-2012 03:36
Love the catch of the cloud.
Irene Wehrli07-Dec-2012 19:38
How beautiful with this sky - love the lantern in the middle of the place!
Julie Queybronac 07-Dec-2012 09:48
Beautiful place and great mood ...!
Patricia Kay06-Dec-2012 20:22
Wonderful moody sky in this beautiful scene Jose...BV
peterjay4506-Dec-2012 18:25
Beautiful image! I love that dramatic sky also.
Martin Lamoon06-Dec-2012 17:31
A fantastic place, excellent capture. v
meekam tam06-Dec-2012 11:31
Fabulous wide angle image with great perspective,Jose! V
Love the mood of the image!
Shane06-Dec-2012 07:46
Glad that it only clouds Jose. When I first saw it I thought there was a bushfire approaching the town, It happens here and I am guessing that it can also happen there in Summer? Great capture! V
Tom LeRoy06-Dec-2012 06:51
A fine view of this little village. V
Lillian Rodriguez06-Dec-2012 05:42
Pueblo blanco y despoblado? Magnifico el contraste con el cielo tormentoso! V
Bryan Murahashi06-Dec-2012 04:48
A nice little plaza surrounded by the white buildings. V
Sandy Rich06-Dec-2012 04:05
Great image with the dark clouds hanging over the mountains and the light on the white buildings.
Dennis Hoyne06-Dec-2012 03:49
An absolutely gorgeous shot, beautiful town square. I also love the low hanging clouds in the hills beyond. Beautiful image. V.
Barri Olson06-Dec-2012 02:02
Very nice contrasts and feel to this. A unique and beautiful place.
Carl H. Johnson06-Dec-2012 01:54
Looks like rain is on the way........hope you had some rain gear!!!~V~
Yvonne06-Dec-2012 01:23
What a beautiful little village, thanks for the map Jose! v
George06-Dec-2012 00:46
Great capture, very stormy! V
Stephanie05-Dec-2012 22:59
Beautiful!@!! BV
janescottcumming05-Dec-2012 22:40
That's a great shot with those dark clouds and that white building. I like the sidewalk too! V
bill friedlander05-Dec-2012 22:32
Great view of the plaza and the surrounding white structures! The round openings near the roof are echoed by the mountain behind. V
Walter O. Koenig05-Dec-2012 22:14
Great perspective. Wonderful with that dramatic background. "V"
John Hamers05-Dec-2012 22:00
Wonderful image, beautiful contrast between the white houses and the dark clouds V!!
larose forest photos05-Dec-2012 21:51
Spectacular image. The white buildings against the dark sky are very effectively captured. Thanks for the information - it sounds like a great place to visit (the park and the town). VV
Mildred Alpern05-Dec-2012 21:33
A quiet scene with an overcast sky adding to the white stillness
woody3405-Dec-2012 21:23
Great composition, such an interesting square under that very heavy sky..V
Michal Leszczynski05-Dec-2012 21:22
Very nice scene and view, nice photo. V.
Helen Betts05-Dec-2012 21:03
Excellent composition with a simply marvelous sky! V.
Mark Chambers05-Dec-2012 20:36
The sky makes the shot. V
fotabug05-Dec-2012 20:30
Beautiful town under threatening clouds
blizzard05-Dec-2012 20:13
drama mood major viewer impact vote
Frank Tran05-Dec-2012 19:43
Stunning image! Great composition. V+
Gérard Koehl05-Dec-2012 19:12
Magnifique ambiance... V
Hank Vander Velde05-Dec-2012 19:03
A well captured image under a dark threatening sky Jose.
MarcViskens05-Dec-2012 18:44
very beautiful José
Jim Coffman05-Dec-2012 18:11
Wow, super image of this lovely town!
marie-jose wolff05-Dec-2012 18:05
what a wonderful white town! V
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